Bethnal Green Ventures is an early-stage impact investor for people who want to change the world using technology. We invest in and support great teams with new ideas to help build solutions to social and environmental problems through an intensive three-month programme.
Bethnal Green Ventures seeks out people with great ideas: they might be software developers, designers or people with personal experience of something they want to change – from teachers and doctors, to patients and carers. We look for early-stage ideas – not business plans – and we’re more interested in potential than experience.
We invest a set amount into each team in exchange for an equity stake in the business. We provide each team with a three-month programme of support and advice to help build, test and launch each startup. Our aim is not only to launch a set of new ventures, but to build community that will go on to create and run even more social startups in the future. We also provide on-going support and may provide additional investment following the end of the programme.